Y Stacy Zhang
My research is focused around two broad themes:
1) How does global change affect fish communities and essential fish habitat?
2) What factors can enhance coastal ecosystem function & restoration?
Within these themes, I investigate questions related to the effects of disturbance on estuarine ecosystems, incorporating positive (facilitations, mutualisms) and negative (grazing, predation) species interactions into conservation and restoration schema, and determining if/how ecological communities are shifting with changing climates. To answer these questions, I utilize a combination of manipulative field experiments and large-scale data analyses.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF INTERESTS:
Equity in resource management
Climate change and impacts on coastal communities (people) and ecosystems